[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1367535721&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4041857&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1367535721 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The way students learn has changed dramatically in recent years.
Tenth graders at Oak Mountain High School in Shelby County are actually encouraged to BYOD, or bring your own device, so that they can sync up with the geometry that is being taught.
Like most schools, money is tight these days.
Oftentimes there is not enough money to equip every classroom with the latest gadgets.
So, that’s why math teacher Gail Bailey applied for a $1,000 grant with CBS42’s “One Class At A Time” program.
Mrs. Bailey wants to improve the technology in her classroom – like the 15-year-old projector that she currently uses.
She wants to use the money to buy a newer, digital projector.
Also on her wish list? A new screen and a mobile, interactive whiteboard.
Mrs. Bailey is on sick leave right now, but her principal knows Mrs. Bailey is smiling widely knowing she will soon be able to teach math in a new, high-tech way.
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